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Images & Art: Assyria
Assyrian Images, Reliefs and Maps

Ancient Assyrian Images Photos of Assyrian reliefs and maps. Browsable directory. Bible History Online

Ashurbanipal Making Libation Over Dead Lions Ashur-bani-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 668 to 626, pouring out a libation over dead lions.

Ashurnasirpal and Winged Beings Worshipping Ashur Bas-relief sculptured with two figures of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, attended by winged mythological beings, and worshipping Ashur, the national god of Assyria, who appears within a winged circle above the sacred tree

Assyrian Egyptian Personages Carved Ivory Panel Small inlaid ivory panel carved with representations of two Egyptian personages seated upon thrones before a cartouche. There was a definite connection between Egypt and Assyria during this time period.

Babylonian Account of the Creation Fragments of baked clay tablets inscribed with the Babylonian account of the Creation. Excavated at Nineveh.

Babylonian Account of the Flood Clay Tablet Fragment of a baked clay tablet inscribed with the Babylonian account of the Deluge. Excavated at Nineveh.

Battle Between Marduk and Tiamat Clay Tablet Portion of a tablet inscribed with the legend of the fight between Marduk and Tiamat.

Bronze Band Showing Shalmaneser and Chariots Portion of one of the bronze bands from the gates of Shalmaneser II., king of Assyria from B.c. 860 to 825, representing the army on the march. On the right of the upper register is a figure of the king; in the lower register is a representation of chariots crossing a river by a bridge of boats.

Clay Brick of Shalmaneser II Brick of Shalmaneser II., king of Assyria from B.C. 860 to 825.

Colossal Lion of Assyria Colossal lion, inscribed with the name and titles of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, from the Temple of Ninib at Calah (Nimrud).

Colossal Winged and Human-Headed Lion Colossal winged and human-headed lion from the palace of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, at Calah (Nimrud).

Colossal Winged Bull and Deity at Sargon's Palace Colossal winged and human-headed bull and mythological being, from a doorway in the palace of Sargon, king of Assyria from B.c. 722 to 705, at Dur-Sharrukm (Khorsabad).

Eagle Headed Winged Being Bas-relief sculptured with a winged and eagle-headed mythological being, from the palace of Ashir-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.c. 885 to 860.

Foreigners Bringing Gifts (Apes) to King Ashurnasirpal Bas-relief from a wall of the palace of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, at Calah (Nimrud), sculptured with figures of foreigners bringing apes as a present to the king.

Ivory Panel Carving of Egyptian Woman in Window Ivory panel carved to represent a window at which is the face of an Egyptian woman. There was an intimate connection between Egypt and Assyria during this time period. These ivory carvings are probably the work of phoenician artists.

Ivory Panel Carving of Winged Sphinxes Small ivory panel carved with figures of winged sphinxes in relief. There was an intimate connection between Egypt and Assyria during this time period. These ivory carvings are probably the work of phoenician artists.

Lists of Cuneiform Signs Assyrian scribes made lists of the ancient Babylonian characters, after which they added simpler Assyrian equivalents.

Part of a Bronze Band from the Gate of Shalmaneser II Portion of one of the bronze bands from the gates of Shalmaneser II, king of Assyria from B.C. 860 to 825, representing the king seated in his camp; in the lower register may be seen an Assyrian battering-ram in action.

Sacred Tree Ivory Carving Small block of ivory carved with a representation of a sacred tree.

Sennacherib Seated on his Throne Sennacherib, king of Assyria from B.C. 705 to 681, seated upon his throne before the city of Lachish in northern Israel, and receiving tribute.

Sphinx Ivory Carving Portion of an ivory panel or ornament carved with the figure of a sphinx. These ivory carvings are probably the work of phoenician artists.

Statue of Ashurnasirpal Statue of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860. The statue stands upon its original limestone pedestal. The inscription of 8 lines on the breast records the names, titles, and genealogy. This is the only extant perfect Assyrian royal statue in the round. From the small Temple of Adar.

Stele of Ashurnasirpal Stele with inscription and figure, sculptured in relief, of Ashur-bani-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 668 to 626.

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser II The "Black Obelisk," inscribed with an account of the campaigns of Shalmaneser II., king of Assyria from B.C. 860 to 825. The sculptured scenes illustrate the text, and among the vanquished princes is " Jehu, the son of Omri"

Winged Being Attending Ashurnasirpal Bas relief sculptured with a figure of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.C. 885 to 860, carrying a bow and arrows, and attended by a winged mythological being. From the North-west palace at Nimrud (Calah).

Winged Being Carrying an Ibex Bas-relief from the palace of Ashur-nasir-pal, king of Assyria from B.c. 885 to 860, at Calah (Nimrud), sculptured with a figure of a winged mythological being carrying an ibex.

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